AMVETS
Department of Wisconsin

Auxiliary Membership

We welcome you to join us as a member of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is open to the mothers, wives, widows, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters of AMVETS and female veterans who are currently serving or who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the National Guard and Reserve components, anytime after September 15, 1940.

For more than 50 years AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary has served veterans and their communities through programs such as John Tracy Clinic (for hearing, impaired and deaf children ages 18 months to 5 years); PAWS With a Cause (who trains Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities); Scholarships; St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services programs (VAVS) and Freedom’s Foundation just to mention a few.

A network of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary members across the country provides a teamwork of support for local volunteers. Volunteering is the heart of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Volunteer services are recognized through an extensive awards program both on the department and national level.

It is up to us to keep a watchful eye on all Capitol Hill legislation and aggressively pursue every congressional bill that is likely to affect veterans – to ensure there is no erosion of their entitlements. Veteran’s health care, POW/MIA accountability, services for homeless veterans, national defense and foreign relations are all issues of importance to AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and it’s parent organization AMVETS.

We would like to invite you to become part of our network of volunteers dedicated to serving our Nation’s veterans and the local communities in which they and you reside.

Membership Criteria

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary one must be:

  • Related to a member of AMVETS.
  • Related to a deceased veteran who could have been eligible for membership in AMVETS.
  • A female veteran.

The specific relationships are:

  • Wife regardless of age
  • Mother regardless of age
  • Grandmother regardless of age

AND

  • Daughter NOT LESS than 18 years of age
  • Sister NOT LESS than 18 years of age
  • Granddaughter NOT LESS than 18 years of age

The specific relationships to a deceased veteran, who would have been eligible for membership in AMVETS are:

  • Wife regardless of age
  • Mother regardless of age
  • Grandmother regardless of age

AND

  • Daughter NOT LESS than 18 years of age
  • Sister NOT LESS than 18 years of age
  • Granddaughter NOT LESS than 18 years of age

THE TERM MOTHER shall be construed so as to include any female member of the family, of or any female guardian of such person or deceased veteran who has exercised or is exercising the vare and responsibility for the rearing of such person or deceased veteran.

THE TERM “DAUGHTER” for a stepdaughter must have been a dependent of an AMVET or deceased veteran prior to attaining 18 years of age.

Eligibility of a Female Veteran

Eligibility of a female veteran for membership in the Auxiliary can be met in two ways:

She can be a member of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary if she meets the requirements of regular membership set forth above.

OR

If she cannot meet the regular requirements for membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary or if she chooses to join AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary on her own right as a veteran then she must:

Be an AMVET as defined in Article IV, Membership, Section 1 of the AMVETS Constitution.

AND

Maintain her AMVETS membership. *

* Refer to AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Constitution, Article IV Membership & Dues Section I and/or AMVETS Constitution, Article XV Auxiliary, Section 2 [a].

No person who is a member of, or who advocates the principles of any organization believing in, or working for the overthrow of the United States Government by force, and no person who refuses to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States shall be privileged to become or continue to be a member of this organization.

Any member who has been duly recognized as a member of the Auxiliary under the provisions of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution shall be allowed to remain a member of the Auxiliary so long as she remains a member in good standing

Join AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Once you have reviewed the Membership Criteria, you may apply for membership by completing a membership application.